A man was assaulted outside his house on Brockhall Rise, Heanor.
The victim, 24, heard banging on his front door at around 11.30pm on Friday, November 24. When he opened he saw a group of five youths, all white, between the ages of 17 and 20, were walking away. He asked them what they were doing and they kicked and punched him repeatedly causing him a broken nose, swelling and cuts to his face.
The night before a similar group of youths banged on the door of a threw a rock at a car parked on Westfield Avenue.
Police believe the incidents are linked. If you have any information which can help call police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.